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Cornell Fall 2018 Transfer Thread

harvardlaw2023harvardlaw2023 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
edited October 2017 in Cornell University
I know it's early, but who else is applying to ILR or CAS? I'm pretty excited to apply. I'm also applying to Emory and Vanderbilt.

What are my chances? Please let me know, and I'll do the same for you.

GPA: 3.68 (really good public school)
Major: ECON & PSCI Double Major
Extracurriculars: Mock trial, internship, stu gov. model arab league, office of financial aid peer counselor.

GPA: 2.7
ACT 30 (retaken 5 times lol, is that bad?) range 21-30

I'm also 1st gen American, 1st gen college, and black. If that information counts for anything.

Replies to: Cornell Fall 2018 Transfer Thread

  • betterintimebetterintime Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    Hi! I'm hoping to transfer in 2018 too!
    Is this the official thread?

    PS: Sorry, I have no clue about chances (I should be the one asking too)

    Planning to major: Psychology
  • harvardlaw2023harvardlaw2023 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    I don't know if there is such thing as an "official thread," I think it's self-proclaimed. I might be wrong. I just want to get together with the rest of the transfer hopefuls and talk.

    btw I think this thread is dead.

    good luck !
  • bobaboibobaboi Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Current College: University of California, Irvine
    Applying as: Junior
    Major: Math and Computer Science double major

    high school GPA: 3.7(unweighted)
    Old SAT: 2010
    college GPA: 3.77 (a lot of credits but below maximum) it will be 3.8 after this quarter....

    ECs: (not that much)
    Orientation Program Staffer
    Mentor in some mentorship program
    Dean's List...

    I am applying as a CS major... I don't know my chance to get in. Anyone knows my chance to get in? Much appreciated!! hope everyone can get in!!
  • harvardlaw2023harvardlaw2023 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    @bobaboi From what I hear, Cornell has a VERY good CS program. You look like a good fit, but considering how selective Cornell is, you never know...
  • MsRazzleDazzleMsRazzleDazzle Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    Figured I'd join this group :) hi guys!

    Applying as a sophomore, English major
    HS GPA: 4.0 (unweighted)
    College GPA: 4.0 (expecting about a 3.5-3.6 for midterm report due to one bad subject)
    Current School: Colgate University
    Old SAT: 2030
    SAT 2: 720 (reading), 620 (History)
    AP: English Lang (5), English Lit (5), U.S. Gov (4)

    Etc: 1st generation college, Hispanic female

    Good luck to everyone!
  • harvardlaw2023harvardlaw2023 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
  • BoroboroBoroboro Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Applying as a junior transfer for Plant Science, CALS (Cornell University)

    High school GPA: 3.9 (unweighted)
    First Year GPA from my Dental School in Thailand: 3.5 (different grading system, class mean will be used as a standard of C+)
    Current Community College GPA: 3.9
    Ielts (for international student): 7.5/9.0

    - Volunteers with an Autistic Kid - Brain Stimulating Activities to Enhance Social Skills and Creativity (2016-present)
    - Waitress, Cashiers, Busser, To-Go Food packer at a Restaurant (late 2015 to the end of 2017)
    - Head of the Dental Student Activity Coordinator (University Sophmore, Thailand)
    - Mentored a First-Year dental Student (University Sophmore, Thailand)
    - Volunteered as a Dental Assistance for Seniors' Dental Check-Up Field Training (University Freshman, Thailand)
    - President of Highschool's Community Service Program (Grade 11-12, Thailand)
    - Treasurer of Student Council (Grade 11, Thailand)
    - Basketball - Center (Grade 8-11, Thailand)

    Currently conducting a lab research project on the anticancer properties of 6-gingerol (a phytochemical in ginger) in neuroblastoma cells, which I will be presenting on the STEM Expo in May (i have always been interested in the anticancer properties of phytochemicals)

    My grandfather owns a famous botanical garden so I have been in love with plants ever since I was little.

    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Asian
  • idekidcidekidc Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    For Human Ecology applicants, are you guys able to call them? Or are they not picking up your calls?
  • grahamcracker123grahamcracker123 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    edited March 6
    I am applying to ILR. I am applying technically for junior status, but my community college made me take a lot of useless classes to graduate, so I would be more of a mid-year sophomore if I somehow get accepted.

    Current School: random community college in the Midwest (definitely not a "feeder" school of any sort)
    Non-trad applicant
    4.0 College GPA
    Phi Theta Kappa
    Honors program + honors thesis
    Two national awards
    Good letter of recommendation
    8+ years of work experience
    Volunteer experience: I repair cars for people in my community free of charge (I've fixed up 70+ cars)
    Very low high school GPA (barely graduated due to drug problem, had to finish via night school)
    White male, first generation college student, household was bottom 1% of income (not an exaggeration; my mother was also an unemployed drug addict).
  • msportmsport Registered User Posts: 509 Member
    edited March 7
    Applying to Johnson for Applied Economics. Best of luck everyone!
  • TexasRosé_TexasRosé_ Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    @grahamcracker123 We have very similar stats, even high school.

    Im applying to ILR with 60+ hours from a Texas Community College.
    4.0 GPA
    Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Officer, Orientation leader, student leadership institute, Mentor with a non-profit organization that helps at-risk high school students prep for college, member of various clubs on campus and I work on campus as a department assistant.
    Multiple awards, some national and a couple state and district level.

    High School: Very low GPA and drop out. Had to drop out to work...both parents had issues with drugs as well.

    Good Luck everyone!!
  • Aran888888Aran888888 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    edited March 17
    I'm putting in a Transfer application to Cornell's College of Engineering(Civil) for Fall 2018. I have a 3.92 GPA in Civil Engineering at Clarkson University, though those are my stats as a first-semester freshman. I am on track to get a 4.0 this semester.

    -Associated General Contractors
    -Clarkson University Student Association
    -American Society of Civil Engineers
    -American Chemical Society
    -Steel Bridge
    -Humans vs Zombies

    Work Experience:
    -Admissions Tour Guide
    -Potentially tutoring
    -Research on alkaline methods of green concrete creation, their durability/environmental impacts, etc.
    -Two internships with two attorneys, senior year of high school

    Will potentially have a LEED Green Associate Certification as of March 31st.

    High school I didn't do as well- 3.4 GPA(at a competitive high school, but still), 1430-ish on SATs, 32 on ACT. I was sick for a month in Sophomore year, and as a result took a huge hit to my GPA(I wrote about this).

    How are my chances? I worry that Clarkson's lack of selectiveness relative to Cornell will hurt my chances.
  • racheliiiiiiracheliiiiii Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Did anyone check off everything? I sent my college report a month ago and it is still marked not received. Also, my high school transcript and mid term report
  • CornellGirl908CornellGirl908 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member


    My High School Transcript and Mid-term report are both not received. I sent them around 3 weeks ago. I'm hoping by this week.

    Good Luck to you!
  • TexasRosé_TexasRosé_ Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    edited March 18
    I also sent in my HS transcript, college report and college transcript several weeks ago and they are not checked off. I imagine they have not gotten through all the back logged materials yet and updated our portals. I'm sure now that the application deadline has passed we will start to see updates!
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